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Let the Contests Begin!

The state Poetry Out Loud finals are just about set to start. Beginning on Feb 12 with Hawaii, hundreds of students across the country will be competing for a chance to compete at Nationals in DC in April. If you live near one the following cities, visit your state contest and be prepared to be amazed at these talented students. The events are free and open to the public.

Hawaii - Feb 12, Honolulu

Indiana - Feb 18, Indianapolis

Alabama - Feb 20, Birmingham

Texas - Feb 25, Austin

North Dakota - Feb 27, Bismarck

Delaware - Feb 28, Smyrna

For other state contests, visit the State Finals page.

Posted on 02.07.17


Sun, Moon, Sky, Stars: Poem Sampler

Ah! Why, Because the Dazzling Sun by Emily Bronte

Hunger Moon by Jane Cooper

Four Glimpses of Night by Frank Davis

Under Stars by Tess Gallagher

August 12 in the Nebraska Sand Hills Watching the Perseids Meteor Shower by Twyla Hansen

Cloud Fishing by Phillis Levin

Planetarium by Adrienne Rich

The Origin of Order by Pattiann Rogers

Carousel by Jaya Savige

The Star by Ann and Jane Taylor

The moon now rises to her absolute rule by Henry David Thoreau

[Sleeping sister of a farther sky] by Karen Volkman

When I Heard the Learn'd Astronomer by Walt Whitman

Clear Night by Charles Wright

Posted on 01.09.17


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